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Wilson Ramos Rescued in Police Raid on His Kidnappers in Venezuela

After 51 hours in captivity, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued on Friday after being kidnapped from his home in Venezuela. Investigators quickly found the car used to abduct Ramos, and the house used to prepare for the kidnapping. From there, they zoned in on a cabin in the mountains where they suspected Ramos was being held.

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Dodgers Become First Professional Sports Team to Hire Woman as Head Trainer

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Sue Falsone as their new head physical therapist and athletic trainer, making Falsone the first woman to serve as the head athletic trainer for a team in any of the four major professional sports leagues.

“This is a very special day not just for Sue, but for the Dodgers and Major League Baseball,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “The Dodgers have always been an organization of firsts and this promotion for Sue continues in that tradition.”

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Chicago Cubs Fire Mike Quade, Ryne Sandberg Won’t Be Next Manager

The news that Mike Quade is out of a job as the manager of the Chicago Cubs was not entirely unexpected after a record of 95-104 since taking over for Lou Piniella in August of 2010. Official word of Quade’s firing came down Wednesday.

While Quade is out, many are surprised that Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg — who was up for the position last year before Quade won it — won’t be considered to replace him.

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Baseball Fan Wins $375,000 on Cardinals’ World Series Title Run

One man celebrated along with the St Louis Cardinals this weekend after their World Series win made him more than $300K richer.

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St. Louis Cardinals Beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 to Win World Series

Allen Craig hit a solo home run to provide the go-ahead run, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 to win the 2011 World Series four games to three in St. Louis on Friday night

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Red Sox Pitcher John Lackey to Miss All of 2012 After Tommy John Surgery

After a mediocre year with the Red Sox, John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow that will sideline him for all of the 2012 season.

Lackey disappointed Sox fans in his second year with the team posting a 12-12 record with a 6.41 ERA.

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Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein Says Farewell to Boston in Newspaper Editorial

As the Boston Red Sox are expected to name Ben Cherington their next general manager on Thursday, the man who used to occupy that position, Theo Epstein, gave his final farewell to the team’s fans on Tuesday morning in a letter in the Boston Globe.

He reminisced on his lifelong love for the Sox and how happy he was to see the team win twice during his reign.

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MLB to Investigate Drinking in Boston Red Sox Clubhouse This Season

The policy allowing some Major League Baseball players to drink in clubhouses is coming under scrutiny. MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre is reviewing the policy, specifically the drinking that happened in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this past season.

Pending the results of Torre’s investigation, the league may ban alcohol from all clubhouses.

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Did the Boston Red Sox Collapse Because of Drinking and a Failed Marriage?

After their historic late-season collapse, the Boston Red Sox quickly let go of manager Terry Francona, while GM Theo Epstein is reportedly headed to the Windy City to take the same position with the Chicago Cubs.

Who’s to blame for the way the season unraveled for the Red Sox? A Boston Globe report sheds some light on the raucous atmosphere of the clubhouse that details drinking and video games on the part of the players, and personal distractions for Francona.

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Former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Takes Blame for Team’s Late Season Collapse

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona spoke with Boston sports radio station WEEI on Wednesday, his first public comments since he parted ways with the team last week.

Francona, who guided the Red Sox to World Series victories in 2004 and 2007, said that after the team’s historic late-season skid he chose to leave.

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Bill Buckner’s Infamous 1986 World Series Ball Goes Up for Auction for $1 Million

Want to own a part of baseball history? The ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs in game six of the 1986 world Series will hit eBay on October 15, and the auction will close 10 days later at the exact minute of the 25th anniversary of Buckner’s error.

Bidding starts at a cool $1 million.

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Hardest Sports For Any Man To Master

Throughout time we’ve always had the debate of which sport is the hardest. Is it baseball? Football? Soccer? You can attack the argument in so many ways.

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